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Graham Potter singles out Chelsea star for praise after passing “difficult period”

Graham Potter at Chelsea
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The Blues have won their last three games after a period of poor results.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has hailed Kai Havertz’s “hard work”, expressing his delight over the German star’s newly-found form,

Havertz was on the scoreline when the Blues defeated Leicester City 3-1 on Saturday. The victory came after Potter’s men clinched a decisive 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Against the Black and Yellows, Havertz scored a disallowed goal before winning the tie for the Blues with a penalty.

“Kai Havertz’s in a really good place,” Potter told reporters (via Fabrizio Romano). “Throughout the difficult period he’s given everything. 

“When you know you’ve got Kai’s quality if you do that, things turnaround for you.

“That’s what it’s done for him. It’s a reward for his hard work.”

Since arriving on an €80m move in September 2020, Havertz has consistently played as a crucial player in Chelsea’s attacking line.

After winning the Champions League with the Blues in 2021, Havertz suffered a dip in form. However, it seems the German star is gradually integrating into Potter’s tactics.

This season, the German international has made 25 league appearances for Chelsea, scoring six goals and providing one assist.

Chelsea will meet Everton in their last game before the international break next Saturday.